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Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., April 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study extends a previously identified and validated typology of home-based child care providers which used providers’ reports of their beliefs and practices related to caregiving to categorize providers rather than regulatory status. We use…

Han Myae, Buell Martha J., Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The quality of early care and education affects a wide range of children’s experiences and developmental outcomes. Family Child Care (FCC) is no exception, and attention to increasing the quality of Family Child Care is needed. The purpose of the…

Hooper Alison, Piggott Gail, Walker Tammy, Chong Caliste, September, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020 that received over 500 responses. You can find a report with full survey results at https://alabamapartnershipforchildren…
Hooper Alison, Piggott Gail, Walker Tammy, Chong Caliste, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020, and received over 500 responses. A report with full survey results can be found at: https://…
Hooper Alison, Piggott Gail, Walker Tammy, Chong Caliste, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Alabama Partnership for Children (APC) conducted an online survey of working families between May 18, 2020 and June 9, 2020 that received over 500 responses. You can find a report with full survey results at https://alabamapartnershipforchildren…
Hooper Alison, Schweiker Claire, May/June 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the prevalence of expulsion in home-based child care (HBCC) settings using a nationally representative sample of HBCC providers from the National Survey of Early Care and Education. In addition to prevalence, enrollment and…
Hooper Alison, April-June 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Home-based child care is a widely used form of child care. However, little is known about the heterogeneous group of caregivers that make up the home-based provider workforce and how they view themselves and their work. This study used role theory…
Gebhart Tracy, Warner-Richter Mallory, Boddicker-Young Porsche, Hooper Alison, Halle Tamara, Hallam Rena A., 2020
Reports & Papers
This Snapshot uses data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to examine caregiving arrangements for young children with special needs to better understand where these children receive early care and education (ECE)…
Hooper Alison, Slicker Gerilyn, Riser Danielle, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study provides a framework for categorizing one subset of the large and heterogeneous group of home-based child care providers, unlisted paid providers. We analyzed data on unlisted paid home-based child care providers (n =…
Hooper Alison, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although home-based child care is a widely-used form of non-parental child care, relatively little is known about the home-based provider workforce and their beliefs and practices related to children and families. This study validates a previously…
Hallam Rena A., Hooper Alison, Buell Martha J., Ziegler Melissa, Han Myae, Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
As states develop and revise Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS), more research attention is needed on the implementation of quality improvement strategies that effectively support family childcare programs. The aims of the current study…
Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Q2 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

This study seeks to broaden the knowledge base of the diverse home-based child care provider work-force in the United States. Home-based child care is a crucial part of the child care landscape with approximately seven million children from birth…

Hooper Alison, Hallam Rena A., Skrobot Christine, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research uses focus group methodology to examine how a specific subset of family childcare providers-those participating in a voluntary quality rating and improvement system and serving a high percentage of children receiving childcare subsidy-…
Hooper Alison, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background Home-based child care is a widely-used form of child care. However, given its prevalence, there is little research examining the providers' instructional practices and how these may vary by provider characteristics. Objective The goal…